The Cleopatra Island is a part of an island group very close to Icmeler. It is a small but popular destination with white sandy beach from Icmeler, which makes this island so special. Join our Icmeler Cleopatra Island Boat Trip and explore the beauties of this unique island.
The name of Cleopatra Island Icmeler comes from urban legends of romance and passion between historic characters, Cleopatra and Marc Anthony. Marc Anthony shipped a boat of sand from Egypt as Cleopatra was missing her homeland. Therefore, the sand is unique and science proved that there is no other sand like it in Turkey. Its unique formation is actually caused by dissolving seashells and took millions of years to form this beach. Its unique formation is actually caused by dissolving seashells and took millions of years to form this beach.
It is believed that sand does not reproduces itself. This is why the beach is under conservation by the government. It is not allowed to take any sand with you when you leave the beach. You cannot take towels on to the beach since the sand sticks on to the towel.
Before visiting Cleopatra Island directly from Icmeler, you will take a trip to some gorgeous nearby bays. You can swim and even snorkel in turquoise waters. You will love the scenery. To get to Cleopatra Island from Icmeler, we need to drive about half an hour through the countryside, and then we will take a traditional Turkish wooden boat, which has a double deck. What makes these boats great is the fact that you can sunbathe on the second level and relax in the shades on the first level.
Boat trips are among the most fascinating and thrilling ways to explore the hidden beauties of Icmeler’s coastline. The broader area has multiple spots of unparalleled natural beauty such as small islands, sea caves and secluded bays accessible only via the sea. Joining a boat trip can upgrade your holidays and make you create long lasting memories with your friends or family. In Icmeler there are multiple trips available that are able to cover all interests. In case you are searching for a boat trip that takes you to magnificent spots of unique beauty, then the Icmeler Cleopatra Island Boat Trip is one of the best available options
This small island is part of a bigger complex of islands that are close to Icmeler. An interesting highlight is that the island took its name from a local myth. According to the legend, Cleopatra was on that island and missing her homeland, Egypt. Therefore, Mark Antony, her beloved lover, transferred sand from Egypt there in order to make her feel better. In fact, the island has a unique type of sand that is non-existent in Turkey. Cleopatra’s island is declared as a protected area and visitors are not able to take sand rom there as a souvenir. This excursion takes you towards this island in order to explore it, swim into its crustal clear waters and experience a truly idyllic atmosphere.
Cleopatra Island is a famous attraction as it is associated with the romance of Cleopatra and Mark Antony. Except from the outstanding and exquisite landscape that has, the island offers also a sightseeing opportunity to its visitors. During your time on the island, you can visit the ancient city of Cadrea. This archaeological site includes ruins of a temple and an amphitheatre. This settlement dates back to the Roman period.
This full day boat trip to Cleopatra Island is designed to offer you one of the best experiences during your holidays. For this reason it includes a full guiding service by a professional tour guide. When the bus picks you up during the morning, the professional guide will welcome you and accompany you for the whole duration of your excursion. As the boat approaches Cleopatra Island, the guide will give you some interesting information about the island’s history. The guide will provide also important details about the restrictions places about the sand of the bay. Feel free to ask anything you want to know about the ancient city or the infamous bay of Cleopatra.